Peoria Public Library presents

Music in the McKenzie

These community concerts, free and open to all, are held monthly and feature local, regional and even international musicians performing a variety of music – from vintage American blues and roots to an eclectic mix of jazz, vaudeville and cabaret and everything in between.

Spend a Sunday afternoon with us and if you have a band you’d like to see reach out to us at

DATES VARY, but will be held 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. one Sunday a month in the McKenzie Room
North Branch  |  3001 W. Grand Parkway

A portion of CD sales will benefit Friends of Peoria Public Library.

Coming in June…

Sunday, June 11

Turas: from Old Irish, meaning journey, expedition; pilgrimage.

This group of friends from Central Illinois is on a journey to share songs, stories, and good times (what the Irish call craic) with their audience. Playing a wide variety of Irish/Celtic music, Turas never fails to deliver on good music and good times. So sit back and join Turas on the journey!

Free and open to all.

Coming in July…

Sunday, July 9

Carrie Sue and the Wood Burners reside at the intersection of songwriting, storytelling, vocal harmonies, folk music, bluegrass, country music, and Americana. It’s a combination of the new and the old that takes the timeless art of a well-crafted song, the beauty of interwoven melody and harmony, and melts it together with a contemporary inspiration.  Honest songs, heartfelt vocals, and excellent musicianship.

Free and open to all.


16apr2:00 pm4:00 pmFeaturedMusic in the McKenzie: Still Shine

june, 2023